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Contoh Soal Listening TOEFL: Informal Chit-chat

ITP Listening Comprehension Sample Questions

Ada beragam contoh latihan soal listening comprehension dalam tes TOEFL, kali ini kita akan membahas tentang chit-chat atau bincang-bincang tidak formal yang biasanya juga tercantum dalam soal tes TOEFL ITP.

Cakupan bahasannya bisa apa saja dan sangat luas, dengan ciri khas gaya bicara yang santai dan tidak kaku.

Tapi jangan salah, ya. Meski santai, kamu tetap harus teliti melihat ekspresi dan gaya bicara speakers karena terkadang itu menjadi petunjuk dalam menjawab. Mari kita mulai menyimak contohnya.

Listening Comprehension

Kamu akan mendengar percakapan yang lebih panjang dalam speakers.

Di setiap akhir percakapan, akan ada beberapa pertanyaan. Baik percakapan maupun pertanyaan tidak akan diulangi.

Setelah kamu mendengar pertanyaan, simak 4 pilihan jawaban di kertas soal dan pilih yang seiranya tepat.

Jawab dalam lembar jawaban sesuai dengan pilihan jawaban yang kamu anggap tepat.

Pria: “Are you ready for “The Big Apple”?

Wanita: “Excuse me?”

Pria: “You know, New York City. You are going to New York with us, aren’t you? I wanted to show everybody around my old neighborhood.”

Wanita “Oh… sure! I wouldn’t miss it, especially when the tour guide is a native New Yorker.”

Pria: “I thought we could start at the Museum of Modern Art. Right now there’s an exhibit on twentieth-century American painters.”

Wanita: “Fine with me… but what were you saying about… a big apple?”

Pria: “The Big Apple.” It’s a nickname for New York. I think I heard once that it started with jazz musicians in the 20’s.”

Wanita“Oh.”

Pria: “Whenever they played a concert in a city, they called that city an “apple.” In those days, New York was the biggest city in the country, so they called it “The Big Apple.”

Wanita: “Hey, I have an idea! Let’s go to a jazz club while we’re there.”

Pria: “Sounds good.”

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Pertanyaan 1: What is the man planning to see?

Pilihan jawaban:

A. An art exhibit.
B. A Broadway play.
C. A modern dance production.
D. An opera.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (A) disimpulkan dari pernyataan speaker pria pada kalimat “I thought we could start at the Museum of Modern Art”, salah satu objek ternama di New York.

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Pertanyaan 2: What can be inferred about the man?

Pilihan jawaban:

A. He is a jazz musician.
B. He wants to join the woman’s club.
C. He is in his twenties.
D. He was born in New York.

Jawaban dari pertanyaan kedua adalah (D) karena pada awal percakapan, speaker pria menyebut New York sebagai “my old neighborhood”.

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Pertanyaan 3: What does the word “Apple” in the phrase “The Big Apple” refer to?

Pilihan jawaban:

A. An instrument.
B. A city.
C. A theater.
D. A concert.

Pertanyaan yang cukup menjebak karena ada banyak informasi yang diucapkan speaker pria mengenai The Big Apple, yang merupakan julukan untuk kota yang dikunjungi di masa tahun 1920an. Jawaban yang tepat adalah (B).

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Pertanyaan 4: Who gave New York its nickname?

Pilihan jawaban:

A. Painters.
B. Tour guides.
C. Musicians.
D. Grocers.

Pertanyaan keempat senada dengan pertanyaan ketiga, terkait dengan sejarah bahwa musisi jazz pada zaman itu memberi julukan New York sebagai The Big Apple, sehingga jawaban yang tepat adalah (C).

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Percakapan berikutnya adalah dialog antara seorang siswi dan pelatih basketnya.

Simak soal dan ulasan jawabannya berikut ini.

Pelatih: “Hi, Elizabeth.”

Elizabeth: “Hey, Coach. I just thought I’d stop by to see what I missed while I was gone.”

Pelatih: “Well, we’ve been working real hard on our plan for the next game… I’ve asked Susan to go over it with you before practice this afternoon, so you’ll know what we’re doing.”

Elizabeth: “Okay.”

Pelatih: “By the way, how did your brother’s wedding go?”

Elizabeth: “Oh, it was beautiful. And the whole family was there. I saw aunts and uncles and cousins I hadn’t seen in years.”

Pelatih: “So it was worth the trip.”

Elizabeth: “Oh definitely. I’m sorry I had to miss practice, though. I feel bad about that.”

Pelatih: “Family’s very important.”

Elizabeth: “Yep. Okay, I guess I’ll see you this afternoon at practice, then.”

Pelatih: “Just a minute. There are a couple of other things I need to tell you.”

Elizabeth: “Oh, okay.”

Pelatih: “Uh… First, everybody’s getting a new team jacket.”

Elizabeth: “Wow. How did that happen?”

Pelatih: “A woman who played here about 20, 25 years ago came through town a few weeks ago and saw a game, and said she wanted to do something for the team, so…”

Elizabeth: “So she’s buying us new jackets?”

Pelatih: “Yep.”

Elizabeth: “Wow, that’s really nice of her.”

Pelatih: “Yes, it is. It’s great that former players still care so much about our school and our basketball program. Anyway you need to fill out an order form. I’ll give it to you now, and you can bring it back this afternoon. I’ve got the forms from the other players, so as soon as I get yours we can order. Maybe we’ll have the jackets by the next game.”

Elizabeth: “Ok.”

Pelatih “Great. And the next thing is, you know Mary’s transferring to another college next week, so we’ll need someone to take over her role as captain for the second half of the season. And the other players unanimously picked you to take over as captain when Mary leaves.”

Elizabeth: “Wow. I saw everybody this morning, and nobody said a word.”

Pelatih: “They wanted me to tell you. So, do you accept?”

Elizabeth: “Of course! But Susan’s a much better player than I am. I’m really surprised they didn’t pick her.”

Pelatih: “They think you’re the right one. You’ll have to ask them their thoughts.”

Elizabeth: “Okay… I guess one of the first things I’ll have to do as a captain is make sure we get a thank-you card out to the lady who’s buying us the jackets.”

Pelatih: “Good idea. I have her address here somewhere.”

Elizabeth: “And I’ll make sure the whole team signs it.”

Pelatih: “Good. That’s all the news there is. I think that’s it for now. Oh, let me get you that order form.”

Pertanyaan 1: What are the speakers mainly discussing?

A. How the woman should prepare for the next game
B. The woman’s responsibilities as team captain
C. Things that happened while the woman was away
D. The style of the new team uniforms

Percakapan di atas membahas tentang berita apa saja yang terjadi selama Elizabeth izin tidak mengikuti latihan basket, seperti yang tercantum dalam pilihan jawaban (C).

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Pertanyaan 2: Who is buying new jackets for the team?

A. The coach
B. The captain of the team
C. A former player
D. A group of basketball fans

Sosok yang membelikan jaket adalah pemain yang sekitar 25 tahun silam pernah menjadi pemain basket di tempat yang sama, yaitu jawaban (C).

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Pertanyaan 3: What does the man mean when he says: “Family’s very important.”

A. He hopes the woman’s family is doing well.
B. He would like to meet the woman’s family.
C. The woman should spend more time with her family.
D. The woman had a good reason for missing practice.

Arti dari frasa yang diucapkan pelatih basket adalah alasan Elizabeth izin tidak mengikuti latihan basket sangat masuk akal, yaitu demi kepentingan keluarga, dengan demikian jawaban yang sesuai adalah (D).

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